|Minimum Stay||2 - 4 nights|
Gostelow House, circa 1540, is a Grade II listed building surrounded by ¾ acre of secure gardens. There is an outdoor pool, bar, patio area and barbecues for your use. This family house is of half timbered Tudor design, and whilst it retains its character with inglenook fireplaces and low ceilings and beams it has all the modern touches you would expect.
The house is situated in the small village of Chalton which has a farm selling fresh free range eggs. There is a good dining pub a few steps from the house. The larger village of Toddington is 2 miles away and has a historic church, a library, a number of village shops, various takeaways and four pubs. Leagrave, a suburb of Luton is 3 miles away with fast access to London (45 min) and Bedford (20 min). Milton Keynes 15 miles to the north, offers a wealth of shopping and entertainment. Oxford and Cambridge are an hour's drive away.
We were a group of 14 who came to enjoy a relaxed hen party last weekend! Gostelow house is absolutely beautiful - we were fortunate enough to enjoy excellent weather so were able to make use of the stunning gardens, pool and outdoor bar. I would come back for the garden alone (if only Carole could guarantee the weather!) as it was perfect for our 'mini festival' in the back garden.
The house itself was lovely - its definitely important to bear in mind that this is actually someones home - so it's slightly different to renting a holiday home/apartment - however this doesn't affect the enjoyment, if anything it makes you feel even more at home.
Carole was fantastic throughout the booking and organising process - she couldn't have been more helpful and efficient with returning deposits etc. And the two bottles of champagne left in the fridge for us were gratefully received!
All in all a wonderful time was had by all - we are planning an excuse (any excuse will do) to come back again!
I have recently come back from organising a hen do here and we had a great stay. The house is very old and charming and the grounds are beautiful and there's a pool!!! The weekend we stayed the weather was roasting so the pool was great to have. There were 13 of us and there was plenty of space and the weekend was really comfortable. Carole was great and answered all my questions and provided lots of useful information. Carole even left 2 bottles of champagne for us which was very generous. I would definitely recommend this house for anyone wanting a break in the country or for hen party's.
This is a great house in stunning grounds and the owner couldn't be more helpful while you are preparing for your stay. It is her home so storage is limited but I think that adds to the house's charm. Highly recommended.
Carole was incredibly helpful in the booking period, prompt in replying to emails, and answered all of my many questions over the space of few months.
She was flexible with our arrival time and left the keys for us as she wasn't able to be there. The house was clean and tidy with 2 bottles of champagne waiting to greet us!
We slept 13 girls comfortably including the sofa bed in the living room and a fold out bed in the study. Lots of bedding and towels to spare. We prepared a dinner and all fit around the dining room table.
Would be lovely in the summer to make the most of the garden and pool.
Returned the full deposit the day after we checked out.
Thank you again for a great stay!
I hired this cottage for a civilised hen-party weekend for 14 girls and we had a fantastic time. The cottage was perfect in size to sleep everyone and the dining space both indoors and outdoors was ample for such a big group.
The kitchen is equipped with everything you need to be self-catered and the added facilities outside of the fridge space, bar and BBQs are a great addition.
The location is fantastic, only 10 minutes drive from Leagrave station and set back from the road in a very quiet village with lovely surroundings for country walks.
Carole was fantastic at responding to all our questions before we arrived and ensured we had a great weekend. She returned our deposit in full very promptly after our stay.
I would highly recommend Gostelow House to anyone considering staying here!
The house and gardens are really beautiful as is the Pool. Lots of facilities, such as a bar and fridge in the garden, garden games, gas BBQ and another large BBQ in a well. Carole was very helpful answering all of our queries and returned the deposit within a couple of days.
Other Activities: clay pigeon shooting
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,233|
Airport transfers can be arranged.
Catering options can be arranged.
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